The essential feature of Reading Disorder is reading achievement (i.e.,
reading accuracy, speed, or comprehension as measured by individually
administered standardized tests) in a child that falls substantially below that
expected given the individual's chronological age, measured intelligence,
and age-appropriate education.
Specific Symptoms of Reading Disorder
- Reading achievement, as measured by individually administered
standardized tests of reading accuracy or comprehension, is
substantially below that expected given the person's chronological age,
measured intelligence, and age-appropriate education.
- The disturbance in the first criterion significantly interferes with academic
achievement or activities of daily living that require reading skills.
- If a sensory deficit is present, the reading difficulties are in
excess of those usually associated with it.
Criteria summarized from:
American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual
of mental disorders, fourth edition. Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Association.
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By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on
16 Oct 2010
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